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Vulnerable residents a concern in Hurricane Irma aftermath

Vulnerable residents a concern in Hurricane Irma aftermath

Greeting storm victims in Naples, Trump offered "100 percent" support to the people of Florida, calling them "special, special people and we love them".

Investigators said they believe the six deaths were heat-related in the wake of Hurricane Irma.

As a precaution, officials were checking on all of the other 42 assisted living facilities in Hollywood on Wednesday, NBC Miami reported.

One of the most powerful Atlantic storms on record, Irma bore down on the Caribbean with devastating force as it raked the northern shore of Cuba last week before barreling into the Florida Keys island chain on Sunday, packing sustained winds of up to 130 miles per hour (215 km per hour).

"There's nothing we can do", Long said.

Raelin Story, a Broward County spokesperson, said fire rescue operatives arrived at the home to find the facilities sweltering hot, leaving numerous elderly patients unable to breathe.

Footage from the scene on Wednesday morning showed patients being rolled out of the nursing home on stretchers and taken to Memorial Regional Hospital.

But concern for the safety of Florida's 3.6 million senior citizens is growing as officials struggle to restore power amid sweltering temperatures. The facility kept calling Florida Power & Light.

Gov. Rick Scott said he had directed the state's health care administration and Department of Children in Families to open an investigation into the deaths.

Hollywood nursing home rated 'below average'
State investigators from the Florida Office of Attorney General were also at the scene, city officials said in a statement . An investigation of possible criminal negligence has begun, Hollywood Police Chief Tomas Sanchez told reporters.

Firefighters and medics responding to a Wednesday emergency call in Hollywood north of Miami found three people dead inside a building whose second floor the police chief later described as "extremely hot".

The vast majority of South Florida remains without power three days after Irma nailed South Florida.

"You want to come back to power", he said.

Repeated phone calls to FPL brought more promises that went unmet from the utility to come out and fix the power line, according to nursing home officials.

Although the nursing home had a generator, it wasn't clear if it was operational. She said the county could not elaborate as to the conditions of the five people who died, or what shape any other patients at the home are in. "You see people immediately getting back to work to fix up their homes".

The facility is not the only Florida nursing home that has been left without power by Irma. They include 27 in Florida, four in SC and three in Georgia.

Days after Irma tore through Florida, residents are slowly returning to find ruins in some of the hardest-hit areas of the state.

The number of people without electricity in the steamy late-summer heat dropped to 9.5 million - just under half of Florida's population.

A Henderson County man succumbed to carbon monoxide poisoning while using a generator, officials said.


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